877 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Fully Accessible
Temporarily Closed

This Location Is Temporarily Closed for Renovations

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Hunts Point Library is undergoing improvements and is not currently open to the public. Sign up for updates about this branch through your account, and learn more about NYPL’s capital projects

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Rendering of the interior of Hunts Point Library's renovation.

The ongoing renovation of the 92-year-old branch will significantly improve the infrastructure and enhance service for all patrons. The improved Hunts Point Library will feature dedicated and flexible spaces for programming; individual reading areas for adults, children, and teens; upgrades for accessibility; and more. 

Update: Branch re-opening may be delayed due to proposed City budget cuts. The Library’s Bookmobile will be frequenting the community. You can find the schedule on our Twitter page

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About the Library

Interior view of Hunts Point Library

The Hunts Point Branch of The New York Public Library, designed by Carrere and Hastings and built in the architectural style of 14th-century Florence, features spacious windows and large arches of warm red brick. It was completed on July 1, 1929, as the last of the 39 branches built with Andrew Carnegie's gift. The library serves as a community hub for all ages, with an upper-level Children’s and story-hour Room and restroom, two conference rooms, and an adult floor on the first level. The branch is air-conditioned and fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

The Library is a committed partner to the South Bronx community and performs outreach for local schools, daycare centers, senior centers, and shelters.  Among the most notable community partnerships including Community Board 2, the Hunts Point library also collaborates with local partners such as the Hunts Point Alliance for Children, The Point, and Casita Maria to provide a diverse and inclusive array of programming for all ages. 

The Hunts Point library additionally serves as a repository for the Brownfield Cleanup Project North America/Pulse Plastic Site as well as the Sonero Metro City Auto Site.  Use the links provided to learn more about this project, including environmental reports, exhibits, photos, and plan phases.

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